AWARDING BODY

EduQual - Online Diplomas UK

MODULES

6 Modules

DURATION

6 Months

DELIVERY SCHEDULE

Self-paced

“When studying with LSM, I was able to study whenever, wherever, I wanted, as the study platform is available online and all the study materials are provided there. Also, it was very convenient that the learning platform contains information of other learning resources we can refer to.”

– Ali Jomaa Arab

Overview of EduQual Level 7 Diploma in Accounting and Finance

This programme is designed to enable you to top up your existing qualification to an MSc award, and provide further professional development for AIA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA Australia or ACA graduates. This diploma is SCQF Level 11 approved.

Course Leader

David Holliman-Online-Learning-Tutor

David Holliman

The academic director of LSM, Dr. David Holliman has over two decades of experience in the education industry and works to ensure that quality standards are maintained in the creation, validation and delivery of the various qualifications provided by LS Education Group. He possesses a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Culture, an MSc in research methods and an MA in Business Analysis

Modules

Strategic Financial Management

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with the skills to apply financial principles relevant to strategic management in organisational contexts. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning for profit as well as not-for-profit organisations with a global focus. The module develops learner knowledge of concepts and frameworks to produce effective strategic plans.

Strategic Auditing

The module examines the history of financial regulation and audit, and critically evaluates the current regulatory environment for auditing and the rules of professional conduct for auditors. The module also discusses the significance of legal and professional behaviour in the performance of auditing. In addition, the audit risk involved and the procedures to minimise the risk are evaluated. The module also covers the relationship between accounts preparation and auditing and discusses current developments in auditing and relevant research information in relation to auditing. The rationale of this module is to enable students to develop critical awareness of current standards and issues in auditing and to be able to choose and apply suitable investigative techniques in a variety of audit situations which are simple and non-simple in the accounting environment.

Financial Analyst

The Financial Analyst module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the investment environment and process, the concepts underlying investment decisions and the analysis and strategies involved in investment in financial assets, principally but not exclusively, those traded on recognised secondary markets. The module introduces students to the markets on which financial assets are traded, to the theories and techniques used to analyse those assets, and to the theories and techniques used to manage portfolios of financial assets. The key skills that will be gained are the ability to monitor targets and meet the deadlines, collectively locate, analyse, summarise and communicate numerate and qualitative information effectively in weighting, using appropriate information and advanced technology to comment and support on the arguments given.

Ethical Behaviour and Corporate Governance

This module will discuss and evaluate the impact of accounting systems on organisations and the society in general terms, using selected cases. The module discusses the significance of corporate governance and ethical behaviours, including financial reporting practices, and their impact on the wider society. The concept of corporate governance, practical application of principles and assessment of how good corporate governance could be achieved are examined in the module. In addition, it provides the ability to work within and handle group activity and to present the information in a qualitative manner with the use of technology in a sophisticated manner. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to act as an advisor in relation to the governing authorities in the private, public and charitable sectors.

Corporate Reporting

Financial reporting is a large area which looks into the regulatory framework and financial accountability to main stakeholders of a business both internally and externally. The module delivers the main sources of regulatory framework and explains its relevance for companies. Accounting concepts and theories have been provided illustrating aspects of accounting information and its presentation. Further the module provides the information on the key accounting policies and practices within corporate accounting. The rationale of this module is to assist the learners in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements for a group of companies where it is prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and to understand and evaluate the key aspects of accounting theory. On the completion of the module the learners will be able to communicate complex numerical and qualitative information effectively and solve problems in a selective and critical manner.

Strategy and Global Finance

The aim of this module is to ensure the learner can exercise techniques and decide on decisions that add value in terms of corporate finance based on sound theoretical concepts. In addition, it helps the learner to present and interpret financial information in a recognised format and to work independently to solve the problems arising within the specified time given. It also endures that the learning can be applied on the practical context. Students will be educated on how to identify and explain suitable techniques to manage global risk, and how to critically assess potential investment decisions available and the strategies applied in the global environment.

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Projects you will be part of for the Diploma in Accounting and Finance

Finance in the Global Context

The student is able to present, interpret and critically evaluate financial information. Corporate financial techniques to analyse corporate risk and performance from a global viewpoint will be addressed which provides students a wider scope. The assessment also covers the concept of globalisation, multinational organisations, their business environment and investment processes and recommends appropriate strategies in order to enhance the value of an organisation.

Auditing and Standards

The assessment mainly concentrates on all the auditing related concepts. The students will show critical awareness of current standards and issues in auditing and be able to choose and apply suitable investigative techniques in a variety of audit situations in the accounting environment. The history of financial regulation and audit and the audit risk involved and the procedures to minimize the risk are evaluated using the assessment.

Corporate Governance and reporting

The assessment looks into the regulatory framework and financial accountability in maintaining stakeholders of a business both internally and externally and the key accounting policies and practices within corporate accounting are also addressed. The students will be able to discuss and evaluate the impact of accounting systems on organisations and the society using cases together showing knowledge on the concept of corporate governance, practical application of principles and assessment of how good corporate governance could be achieved are examined.

Financial Prediction

The assessment provides understanding and knowledge in the investment environment and process, the concepts underlying investment decisions and the analysis and strategies involved in investment in financial assets. Theories and techniques used to analyse assets and the management of portfolio of assets are also addressed. The assessment also considers aspects such as target monitoring, meeting deadlines and the communication of numerate and qualitative information effectively.

Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Accounting and Finance If you wish to enrol in this programme, please make sure you meet the following entry requirements:

  • An Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ managerial work experience in Business Managerial roles and evidence of ability to study at postgraduate level.

AND

  • If you are not a native English speaker, we would require applicants to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency in IELTS of at least 6.5 or above, or equivalent.

FAQs

Who should attend?

This programme is ideal for individuals seeking to gain a strategic perspective in Accounting and Finance. This unique diploma programme also suits the fast-paced lifestyle of working professionals, allowing them to study modules when and where they choose.

What’s included before I enrol?

Free consultation – One on one communication with our student advisors to help you select the ideal course for your career development.

What's included after I enrol?

  • A welcome webinar – Conducted by a member from our academic team to provide you with an introduction to the course.
  • Extensive course materials– Includes structured lecture notes, industry examples and case studies which illustrate how theoretical concepts and techniques are being implemented in organisations.
  • A comprehensive e-library– Containing the recommended study texts for your course modules.
  • Interactive online webinars –Conducted by module tutor before and after you submit a draft assignment or face a mock exam.
  • Dedicated one to one tutor support – He/she will work closely with you and provide complete guidance to help pass your assessments.

What happens after I complete the course?

This diploma, delivered by LSM Education, will act as a pathway qualification to your Master’s degree. Upon successful completion of this diploma course, you will gain direct entry into a range of Master’s Top-Up courses.

Can I get additional help?

As an Accounting and Finance student of LSM, you will be assigned a personal tutor to clarify and sort any enquiries you may have. In addition we also provide student support through the following methods:

  • Mock examinations/ draft assignment feedback – Before your final assessments, you will be given the opportunity to present your work to a tutor for feedback. This will help you to identify whether you meet the requirements, where you could improve and how you could improve.
  • Administrative support – You will be provided guidance from our dedicated administrative team. Their role is to answer all your questions with regard to the course structure, assessment deadlines or any other course related questions you may have.
  • Peer support – Share study questions and ideas with your fellow course mates using the discussion forum on our multi-platform learning platform. To gain the best value from your diploma, we recommend that you use this facility to network and build strong connections with your course mates.

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